Re: Resizing partitions..
I have received those error messages when I have loaded up Partition
Magic (7.0) as well - I haven't done anything yet though.
You mentioned a rescue CD, how do I go about creating one? Is that a
PartitionMagic rescue CD or a Linux rescue CD?
Instead of creating new partitions, do you know if it is possible to
shift the /boot and beginng of / down into the free space (thereby
increasing the size of /)?
Thanks for the info,
On Thu, 2002-06-27 at 00:59, Travis Crump wrote:
> Andrew Biggadike wrote:
> > I have a laptop that's dual booting Windows 2000 and Debian (woody), and
> > I want to resize my partitions so I can give some of the space on the
> > Windows partition to Debian's /. Does anyone have any recommendations
> > as to the best way to go about doing this?
> > If I use a Windows tool, such as PartitionMagic, is it true that I won't
> > have to modify anything within Linux in order for it to function
> > properly? If not, what would I need to do?
> > If I wanted to do it from Linux, how would I go about doing it?
> > I guess the main thing, obviously, is that I don't want to break
> > anything; I'd just like some more room to play with on this end. I've
> > cleaned up and defragmented the Windows partition. Links to HOWTOs and
> > other helpful documentation should be sufficient. Thanks,
> > Andrew
> > Oh, and in case it matters:
> > hda1 FAT32 16861.83
> > hda2 Linux ext2 /boot 49.36
> > hda3 Linux ext2 / 2558.07
> > hda5 Linux swap 534.65
> I am in this situation with the exception that my Windows 2000 partition
> is NTFS so I assumed off the bat that there wouldn't be a linux
> solution. I've resized by NTFS partition twice. My method was to just
> shrink the NTFS to create free space and then use nparted in linux to
> actually create the new partitions. I used Partition Magic. When you
> open it up, it(at least for me) will claim that the partition table has
> 'errors' and offer to fix them. You pretty much don't have a choice if
> you want to use the program so go along. In the process of fixing the
> errors, it will randomly renumber the partitions at which point you may
> or may not be able to boot into linux. Finish resizing the windows
> partition and try to reboot into linux(you may get lucky). If not boot
> from a rescue CD and fix /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf and rerun lilo at
> which point you shouldn't have any problems... Though you may have
> significantly more options since your windows partition isn't NTFS...
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